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Even as cases of coronavirus rise, restoring in-person education remains a top priority for the new administration. On his first full day in office, President Joe Biden released a plan to reopen schools, which includes ramping up testing, accelerating the pace of vaccinations and providing more funding for educational institutions. Under Biden’s plan, schools could tap disaster relief
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Protestors call for McDonald’s Corporation to raise wages to a $15 minimum and allow unionization in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on May 23, 2019. Joe Raedle / Getty Images With Joe Biden’s inauguration as President of the United States, the country is perhaps closer than ever to a $15 federal minimum wage. In a speech last
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Trevor Williams | DigitalVision | Getty Images As some stocks have climbed to record highs, you may have been tempted to double down on a favorite pick, like Tesla or the latest initial public offering. But at least one money expert is sounding the alarm that some investors may be overexposed to individual stocks. Christine
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Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images ‘Potentially erroneous’ QBI deductions The IRS allowed business owners to claim $57 million in “potentially erroneous” deductions on 12,980 tax returns filed last year, according to a report publicly released Tuesday by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The watchdog urged the tax agency to increase its oversight of
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Jovita Carranza, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, testifies at a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee hearing on June 10, 2020 in Washington. Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images) Second EIDL grants That may confuse business owners, since the $900 billion Covid relief package passed last month allows some companies to get a second EIDL grant.
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Andrea Herrera, president of Amazing Edibles Gourmet Catering and founder of Boxperience Angela Garbot For Andrea Herrera, founder of Amazing Edibles Catering in Chicago, the pandemic has tested her ability to adapt on the fly amid falling revenues.              Since last March, the firm shifted from catering weddings and corporate events to providing first-responder meals and
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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden jokingly thanks voters for Georgia certifying his victory three times as he campaigns on behalf of Democratic U.S. Senate candidates from Georgia Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, ahead of their January 5 run-off elections, during a drive-in campaign rally in Atlanta, Georgia, January 4, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters The push
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President-elect Joe Biden puts on a mask after receiving his second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital on January 11, 2021 in Newark, Delaware. Alex Wong | Getty Images Senior officials of the incoming Biden administration say the president-elect still supports forgiving $10,000 in student debt per borrower although there’s no
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Alistair Berg | DigitalVision | Getty Images Many jobless workers are about to find out they could owe federal and state taxes on their 2020 unemployment income. The news might be particularly unexpected for independent contractors and self-employed people who normally aren’t eligible for state benefits, but may have received Pandemic Unemployment Assistance through the
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Andy Beshear, governor of Kentucky Scotty Perry/Bloomberg via Getty Images Kentucky is sending $400 checks to thousands of unemployed workers in the state who didn’t qualify for an earlier round of relief authorized by President Donald Trump. Other workers whose jobless benefits have been significantly delayed will get $1,000 one-time payments. Gov. Andy Beshear signed
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Hundreds of jobless people wait outside the Kentucky Career Center for help with their unemployment claims on June 19 in Frankfort, Kentucky. John Sommers II/Getty Images As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office on Jan. 20, one of his first priorities is getting $2,000 stimulus checks approved. A third round of higher payments looked
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The U.S. Department of Labor headquarters in Washington. Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images Automatic benefits Many workers will get the aid automatically, according to communications from federal and state labor departments. For example, workers don’t need to apply or take additional action to get the $300-a-week enhancement. States will include the stipend in individuals’ typical
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